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Thursday, January 19, 2012
West Michigan Film Office - 01/18/2012 via @rickhert
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The 01/18/2012 West Michigan Film Office Newsletter.
Michigan State Film Incentives - 2012 / 2017
Here are the basics.
To be eligible, projects must have expenditures of $100,000 or more of instate expenditures.
What Qualifies and for how much?
27% of direct production in-state expenditures
Michigan Personnel Expenditures: 32% through January 1, 2015 27% after January 1, 2015
Crew Personnel Expenditures(non-resident below the line) 25% through January 1, 2013 (2012) 20% through January 1, 2014 (2013) 15% through January 1, 2015 (2014) 10% after January 1, 2015 (2015 and beyond)
Qualified Personnel Expenditures(non-resident above the line) 27% through January 1, 2015 12% after January 1, 2015
3% extra for expenditures at a qualified facility or postproduction facility
Fine print or the rest of the story...
. Payments for MI producers shall not exceed 10% of expenditures, 5% for non-MI producers · Not less than 5% of the funding awarded shall be awarded for postproduction expenditures for qualified productions. · Application fee equal to .2% of the funding request (minimum $200, max $5,000). · The Film Office must process the application within 21 days after the application is complete as determined by the office. · Participants receiving production assistance funds will be required to include an acknowledgement provided by the Michigan Film Office that promotes the Pure Michigan tourism campaign or any successor campaign. · Funding may be reallocated at the end of each fiscal year from unclaimed certificates of completion. · For interactive games, eligible production company need not possess ownership or legal control of intellectual property rights. · A television show may submit an application for no more than two successive seasons, notwithstanding the fact that the successive seasons have not been ordered. · The Michigan Film Office must disclose the identity and amount of all gifts, grants and other donations on its website. · The Film Office must submit a quarterly status report to the Legislature. · Commercials are not eligible. · These film incentives sunset September 30, 2017.
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